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Creating Luxury Home Scents

September 16, 2012

Making a house smell clean and fragrant has long been an aim of homeowners, and now businesses are catering to Austin luxury homes for unique, ambient scents that linger in every room. Department stores, boutiques, hotels and restaurants have cultivated identifying smells for decades, and now homeowners are seeking out that same effect in theirRead More

Residential Real Estate for the 21st Century Entrepreneur

August 20, 2012

As technology advances, so must the real estate industry. At issue is whether real estate agents and brokers are changing with the times to stay ahead of the competition or are avoiding change at risk of becoming obsolete. According to the National Association of REALTORS®, a typical REALTOR® earned 19% of business from past clientsRead More

Circuit of the Americas Austin Music Venue Announced

August 19, 2012

Austin’s Formula 1 may not be here until November, but it’s had Austinites frothing at the mouth for quite a while. In keeping with Austin’s music scene, to help with promotion of the venue year-round, and to help regulate post-race traffic, Circuit of the Americas recently announced details of The Tower Amphitheater, a magnificent open-airRead More

Downtown Austin Sees Unprecedented Growth

August 16, 2012

Austin’s downtown is undergoing a surge of growth as the city’s reputation for relaxed living and exciting nightlife lures young and seasoned professionals from across the country. Offices in and near downtown Austin are home to tech giants, political players, lawyers, and innovative businesses, attracting not only a geographically diverse work force, but a professionallyRead More

Austin Homes Sales Are As Hot as the Temperature

August 1, 2012

Austin is expected to have a hot summer, but the rising heat of the real estate market continues to surpass the expectations of realtors, home sellers, and those conducting Austin home searches. The National Association of Realtors (NAR) and Austin Board of Realtors reported Austin home sales jumped 23% in June, with the median homeRead More

Austin Sees Population Boom

August 1, 2012

The growth rate of the Austin area is currently paced at second in the nation, rushing the Austin housing market out of any slump it experienced in the recession years, and making Austin home searches some of the hottest keywords on the internet. Areas around Travis County with the biggest surges in population growth alsoRead More

Austin Economy Ranked One of the Nation’s Strongest

June 28, 2012

Austinites already know the city has a healthy economic climate, but that knowledge has just been confirmed by the Florida based company, Policom Corp. Policom annually analyzes local and state economies to rank the strongest economies in the nation, and this year, Austin placed as the fifth-strongest economy in the United States, to which theRead More

Heywood Hotel

June 21, 2012

The Heywood Hotel in East Austin is the newest boutique hotel on the block, moving into a part of town that is undergoing exceptional growth and change. Described by its proprietors as creative, easy going, thoughtful, and cool, just like Austin, this “unique boutique” is modern and charming. Heywood is close enough to downtown AustinRead More

Kimber Modern Boutique Hotel in Austin

June 20, 2012

Nestled into the landscape of the South Congress district in Central Austin, Kimber Modern was built from the ground up by architect Burton Baldridge under the guidance of owners Kimber Cavendish and Vicki Faust. With the goal to “create an exceptional architectural work of art, tailored toward the independent urban traveler,” visitors receive the careRead More

Hotel St. Cecilia: an Austin Gem Honoring Music and Poets

June 20, 2012

Hotel St. Cecilia is a match made in Austin for rock-n-rollers and poets at heart. Writers, musicians, and artists of the 1960s and 1970s inspire a décor that transformed a historic 1880 Victorian home into a boutique hotel of 14 modern bungalows, suites, and studios. St. Cecilia is the patron saint of music and poetry, and,Read More